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Gibson Custom Shop Dealer's Choice 1959 Les Paul Chambered Lemon Burst Light Murphy Lab w/case

Gibson Custom Shop Dealer's Choice 1959 Les Paul Chambered Lemon Burst Light Murphy Lab w/case

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 Tone Shop Guitars' Dealer's Choice Chambered '59 Les Paul with Handpicked Tops!

The Holy Grail

Gibson Custom's 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue is not just a tribute to the priceless original models -- it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail. It represents the culmination of decades of work by Gibson Custom's expert team -- a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of fans. It’s the definition of cool, and it's the best representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard since Gibson Custom began making Historic Reissues over twenty-five years ago.

Body:

  • Body Style - Les Paul
  • Body Shape - Les Paul
  • Top - 2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
  • Back - 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
  • Binding - 1-Ply Royalite
  • Body Finish - Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Weight Relief - Chambered

Neck:

  • Profile - 50s Rounded Medium C
  • Scale Length - 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material - Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius - 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count - 22
  • Frets - Historic Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Material - Nylon
  • Nut Width - 42.85 mm / 1.687 in
  • End Of Board Width - 56.89 mm / 2.239 in
  • Inlays - Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Joint - Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware:

  • Finish - Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged
  • Bridge - ABR-1
  • Saddle Material - Nickel-plated Brass
  • Tailpiece - Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines - Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
  • Pickguard - Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Truss Rod - Authentic 1950s No-Tube
  • Truss Rod Cover - Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
  • Control Knobs - Gold Butyrate Top Hats
  • Switch Tip - Amber Catalin
  • Switch washer - Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Jack Plate Cover - Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Control Covers - Black Royalite
  • Strap Buttons - Aluminum
  • Mounting Rings - M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Pickup Covers - Authentic Profile Nickel Silver

Electronics: 

  • Neck Pickup - Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
  • Bridge Pickup - Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
  • Controls - 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
  • Pickup Selector - 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack - 1/4” Switchcraft

Misc.

  • Strings Gauge - .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case - Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
  • Accessories - Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case

See photos for different tops and backs, listed by serial number and weight. Contact the store if you’re interested in a certain one. 

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